The former home of Dick Whittington combines medieval grandeur with modern comforts, says Matthew Bell
Meza, 70 Mitcham Road, Tooting, London
Pamper yourself into blissful oblivion before the festive season arrives in this selection of the finest spas in the country
Former defence secretary Liam Fox successfully claimed 3p of taxpayers’ cash for a car journey of fewer than 100 metres, expenses documents show.
House had been repossessed after former hunger-striker Tom McFeely went bankrupt - now investigation must determine who owns the money
One of the more eye-catching deals signed before the new football season involved Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.
'I was lured into the restaurant by a pot of lemon posset'
Thanks to Feydeau and his followers, we tend to think of farce as the most sex-fuelled of genres, full of randy bourgeois types, bent on bedding one another, who desperately struggle to keep up a front of respectability as the frenzy mounts and their reputations disintegrate with a hurtling, remorseless logic. The improprieties are a good deal less priapic and the pace considerably gentler in the work of Ben Travers, whose 1927 Aldwych farce is now engagingly revived at the Park Theatre by Eleanor Rhode for Snapdragon Productions in Clive Francis's new adaptation.
'Try to look as if nothing has happened, and when you analyse it, nothing much has.' Those words spoken by Patricia Hodge's character in Trevor Nunn's production of Noël Coward's Relative Values are factually accurate.
A rescue operation has been carried out after an amphibious tourist bus sank with 30 people on board in the Albert Dock, Liverpool.
One of the main attractions of this year’s Brighton Festival is a night-time traipse around Preston Manor, a gorgeous historic house in the suburbs which was bequeathed to the city by the Stanford family in 1932.
Tests shows 22-year-old and boyfriend drowned at hotel but what happened is a mystery
A second home in the country is a luxury the French can no longer afford - cue an invasion of British bargain hunters?
Petition with almost half a million signatures demands the Work and Pensions Secretary backs up his claim
Manifesto should distance party from 'tax cut for millionaires'
Labour claimed the controversial "bedroom tax" was unravelling after the Government exempted foster carers and parents of armed forces personnel from housing benefit deductions if they have spare rooms.